Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Westjet is angering me.

West jet no longer serves any New York City airport! ARGH! Now I have to pay more than three hundred dollars for a round trip ticket from New York to Toronto. When WestJet and former airline JetsGo were in New York City fares were cheap and it would cost me just less than two hundred dollars round trip.

I guess since JetsGo is no longer in business that WestJet figures New York City is no longer worth serving. Now I am stuck looking for another airline.

Continental, after checking, it would cost me, including fees, $350 dollars American dollars including taxes. Whats up with that?

Ah well, maybe JetBlue will go to Toronto soon from JFK airport. One can only hope. To give you an idea of the difference. Round trip from Buffalo to New York's JFK is 190.40 US dollars including taxes.



  1. Hi Michael,

    I work at WestJet as the Manager of the Operations Control Center.

    I'm sorry for your frustrations regarding New York. I'm sure we will be back in the New York market when the timing is right.

    The reason we pulled out, was because of departure and arrival slot times into La Guardia. Unfortunately we were not able to secure the best times, and therefore the loads on the flights we were operating were not great. The best part about WestJet, is that we will not serve a route that is not successful.

    This does not mean Toronto to New York isn't a success, it's just the times we were operating the flights weren't working. We were unable to change the times, so we had no choice but to pull out. Once we are able to operate with better slot times, I'm sure you will see us in the New York market again with great service at a great price.

    Thanks for your support Michael, we are truely a group of people who care about our guests, our airline and our industry.

    Best Regards,

    Shane Harney
    Manager OCC

  2. Interesting...someone actually got back to me! Love it!

    Thanks for the response. I just found it dissapointing there were no longer any discount airlines running from Toronto to New York City.


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